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‘This is the land I have been looking for all my life, though I never knew it till now… Come further up, come further in!’ – CS Lewis 1898-1963

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The Christian life is the life that seeks to follow Christ. Those who enter upon it will find some things in common, but each person’s route will be their own, shaped by circumstances, culture, disposition and context. 

As Jesus says, ‘In God’s house, there are many dwelling places.’ (John 14:2)

This page gives you a taste of the sorts of things that happen here. Everyone is welcome at all of our services or events. 

We’re delighted you are with us (or thinking of coming along). We hope it may be for a good long time, but we know that some people find it helpful to journey with us only for a while, as part of a wider exploration. We’re just glad to have you with us for as long as that turns out to be.

There is a volunteer welcoming team at the 11am Sunday service, and a priest on duty at every service. 

If you are finding it difficult to find your footing or discover what’s going on do please get in touch with any of the clergy (Lucy, John, Mariama, Ivan or Daniel), churchwardens (Deborah and Trevor) and assistant wardens (Claire and Simon) or and any member of the PCC. You can find contact details on the Who’s Who pages (in the About Us section). 

Most projects and groups pages (in Spirtual Life, and Earth & Social Justice) also offer further ways of getting in touch with the relevant people.

To stay up to date with our services and events, you can simply subscribe at the bottom of any webpage to our mailchimp newsletters. 

If you want to get more actively involved in our projects, you can sign up below for ChurchSuite where we manage our rotas and volunteer teams.

The Gospel of Our Lives

Sherrill has been a long-standing member of our intercessions team who lead prayers in the Sunday Eucharist, and is a trustee of our parish charity supporting local pensioners. Listen to her story about feeling drawn more deeply into the community of St James’s…

Earth & Social Justice @ SJP

Here is just a taster of some of our Earth & Social Justice activity. 

Dive deeper into our projects and groups through the menus above.

Deborah Colvin – Earth Justice @SJP

Jo co-ordinates our Asylum and Refugee Group

Queer Theology Panel Discussion

Robin co-ordinates our Food Hospitality Work

Sunday Breakfast

Christmas FEAST

Christ has no body now but yours…

To stay up to date with our services and events, you can simply subscribe at the bottom of any webpage to our mailchimp newsletters. If you want to get more actively involved in any of our projects, then join ChurchSuite where we manage our rotas and volunteer teams and, within a day or two, we will email you an invite to your new ‘My ChurchSuite’ profile.

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Volunteering Opportunities

Get involved in our Welcoming team, Lay Singers, Food Hospitality projects and other opportunities via our Volunteering page